I ran out of cash last Friday and never had time to stop and get more. No problem since I have my trusty debit card. It's like a little cash security blanket.
I had to go to Kohl's last night which is right by my credit union, so I pulled into the ATM lane to get some cash. I put my card in backwards and it got stuck, but I was able to pull it back out. That is what we writers refer to as foreshadowing. I turned the card around, reinserted it and THE MACHINE KEPT MY CARD! WTF?!
I pulled out and sped into the still open drive-thru lanes where the "helpful" teller told me that the credit union does not service that ATM (once again, WTF?!) and I would have to go inside and get a new card. Of course, by now the lobby was closed.
Ergo, I have no cash. I have no debit card. I can't buy gas. I can't buy fast food. I can't get cash without actually getting out of my car, walking into a grocery store, standing in line and writing a check. I had to purchase birthday presents last night on my Mastercard which I paid off last month, so I don't even get to receive a Mastercard statement showing a zero balance which I was really looking forward to.
I love my debit card. I miss you debit card, my trusty companion.
Rat bastard ATM machine.